US trade with Guatemala in the first half of 2017

Published or Updated: Oct 24, 2017

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Guatemala in the first half of 2017: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Guatemala

In the first half of 2017, US trade with Guatemala totaled $5.7 billion, up 9.74% ($0.5 billion) from the first half of 2016.

US exports to Guatemala in the first half of 2017 totaled $3.4 billion, up 11.80% ($0.4 billion) from the first half of 2016.

US imports from Guatemala in the first half of 2017 totaled $2.3 billion, up 6.85% ($0.1 billion) from the first half of 2016.

US trade surplus with Guatemala in the first half of 2017 was $1.1 billion, a 24.25% increase ($0.2 billion) over the first half of 2016.

Guatemala was the US 41st largest trading partner in the first half of 2017 (just as in the first half of 2016), accounting for 0.2965% of US total trade (up from 0.2888% in the first half of 2016).

Guatemala was the US 34th largest export market in the first half of 2017 (up from 37th in the first half of 2016), accounting for 0.4477% of US total exports (up from 0.4264% in the first half of 2016).

Guatemala was the US 51st largest supplier in the first half of 2017 (down from 50th in the first half of 2016), accounting for 0.1985% of US total imports (down from 0.1991% in the first half of 2016).

US Exports to Guatemala

The major share of US exports to Guatemala in the first half of 2017 (and in the first half of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 40.03% of US total exports to Guatemala (35.16% in the first half of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 17.11% of US total exports to Guatemala (18.83% in the first half of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 14.76% of US total exports to Guatemala (15.99% in the first half of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 8.69% of US total exports to Guatemala (9.52% in the first half of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 5.79% of US total exports to Guatemala (6.51% in the first half of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 3.75% of US total exports to Guatemala (3.66% in the first half of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.07% of US total exports to Guatemala (2.19% in the first half of 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Guatemala in the first half of 2017 over the first half of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $291.8 million;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $17.9 million;
  • Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles (HS code 85) - an increase of $17.5 million.

The largest declines in US exports to Guatemala in the first half of 2017 over the first half of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $25.1 million;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $11.6 million.
US exports to Guatemala in the first half of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in first-half 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in first-half 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in first-half 2017
over first-half 2016
(%)
01 Live animals 3,776.4 0.11 3,668.12.95
02 Meat and edible meat offal 75,026.8 2.21 68,352.09.77
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 4,894.0 0.14 2,418.9102.32
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 15,733.5 0.46 12,166.629.32
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 1,291.7 0.04 845.052.86
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 170.4 0.01 134.027.18
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 3,775.0 0.11 3,716.31.58
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 7,420.9 0.22 7,083.74.76
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 828.7 0.02 551.050.39
10 Cereals 161,683.6 4.77 164,093.6-1.47
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 4,799.3 0.14 2,994.560.27
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 17,665.5 0.52 19,646.3-10.08
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 822.8 0.02 1,216.5-32.36
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 114.2 0.00 12.1845.05
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 30,013.8 0.89 29,654.11.21
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 15,159.3 0.45 13,882.39.20
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 5,792.0 0.17 4,655.724.41
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 6,565.8 0.19 6,250.05.05
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 11,548.9 0.34 12,822.6-9.93
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 18,111.0 0.53 16,081.412.62
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 30,065.7 0.89 35,077.5-14.29
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 7,587.9 0.22 5,737.432.25
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 77,580.9 2.29 73,733.05.22
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 79.6 0.00 7.5956.41
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 2,397.9 0.07 3,200.7-25.08
26 Ores, slag and ash 8.5 0.00 161.7-94.73
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 1,354,501.6 39.96 1,062,676.727.46
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 31,528.3 0.93 28,649.010.05
29 Organic chemicals 23,092.4 0.68 20,845.410.78
30 Pharmaceutical products 9,458.5 0.28 9,952.8-4.97
31 Fertilizers 5,488.7 0.16 4,554.220.52
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 18,688.2 0.55 16,382.614.07
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 17,922.3 0.53 17,684.61.34
34 Soap, organic surface-active agents, washing preparations, lubricating preparations, artificial waxes, prepared waxes, polishing or scouring preparations, candles and similar articles, modeling pastes, "dental waxes" and dental preparations with a basis of plaster 10,667.9 0.31 9,946.07.26
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 6,364.1 0.19 5,981.46.40
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 25.8 0.00 8.8192.96
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 2,271.4 0.07 2,556.2-11.14
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 23,825.3 0.70 31,967.7-25.47
39 Plastics and articles thereof 134,961.5 3.98 129,881.23.91
40 Rubber and articles thereof 10,249.2 0.30 10,210.40.38
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 3.8 0.00 37.5-89.79
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 1,097.7 0.03 1,166.4-5.89
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 38.8 0.00 334.1-88.39
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 4,792.5 0.14 5,291.9-9.44
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 41.3 0.00 10.6290.56
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 2,509.0 0.07 3,876.5-35.28
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 117,684.2 3.47 99,817.917.90
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 2,164.9 0.06 2,051.65.52
50 Silk 23.5 0.00 0.0
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 57.8 0.00 17.6227.91
52 Cotton 70,269.8 2.07 66,666.05.41
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 243.5 0.01 200.621.39
54 Man-made filaments 8,895.1 0.26 10,521.6-15.46
55 Man-made staple fibers 9,636.9 0.28 9,713.4-0.79
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 725.5 0.02 1,081.3-32.90
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 1,174.7 0.03 1,097.77.01
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 2,817.9 0.08 1,343.3109.78
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 1,234.4 0.04 2,173.1-43.20
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 47,382.8 1.40 46,878.31.08
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 7,030.8 0.21 7,129.4-1.38
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 4,307.8 0.13 4,441.2-3.01
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 38,483.4 1.14 39,419.1-2.37
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 3,760.0 0.11 5,383.6-30.16
65 Headgear and parts thereof 142.7 0.00 1,011.4-85.90
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 38.5 0.00 30.824.77
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 181.7 0.01 406.9-55.35
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 2,520.2 0.07 1,786.641.06
69 Ceramic products 1,033.9 0.03 988.74.57
70 Glass and glassware 1,182.5 0.03 1,359.9-13.04
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 2,406.2 0.07 1,979.621.55
72 Iron and steel 1,273.9 0.04 2,110.4-39.64
73 Articles of iron or steel 9,061.3 0.27 11,457.6-20.91
74 Copper and articles thereof 864.0 0.03 1,228.5-29.67
75 Nickel and articles thereof 265.4 0.01 180.846.81
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 15,959.3 0.47 41,024.0-61.10
78 Lead and articles thereof 6.8 0.00 11.4-40.24
79 Zinc and articles thereof 141.3 0.00 168.9-16.38
80 Tin and articles thereof 51.2 0.00 33.353.54
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 34.2 0.00 47.4-27.97
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 5,519.9 0.16 6,736.3-18.06
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 3,142.8 0.09 3,441.6-8.68
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 223,528.0 6.59 235,083.1-4.92
85 Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles 156,992.4 4.63 139,490.412.55
86 Railway or tramway locomotives, rolling-stock and parts thereof; railway or tramway track fixtures and fittings and parts thereof; mechanical (including electro-mechanical) traffic signalling equipment of all kinds 637.7 0.02 464.537.27
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 130,117.8 3.84 125,048.44.05
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 14,908.9 0.44 17,817.6-16.32
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 1,765.0 0.05 3,113.4-43.31
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 52,051.7 1.54 49,768.74.59
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 545.3 0.02 675.7-19.30
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 1,978.3 0.06 1,728.214.47
93 Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof 2,815.7 0.08 2,128.832.27
94 Furniture; bedding, mattresses, mattress supports, cushions and similar stuffed furnishings; lamps and lighting fittings, not elsewhere specified or included; illuminated sign illuminated nameplates and the like; prefabricated buildings 12,292.1 0.36 8,286.148.35
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 10,890.8 0.32 7,387.347.43
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 7,219.7 0.21 5,388.633.98
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 52.9 0.00 96.4-45.08

US Imports from Guatemala

The major share of US imports from Guatemala in the first half of 2017 (and in the first half of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 55.65% of US total imports from Guatemala (53.79% in the first half of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 31.51% of US total imports from Guatemala (34.00% in the first half of 2016);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 4.15% of US total imports from Guatemala (5.76% in the first half of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 2.42% of US total imports from Guatemala (1.63% in the first half of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.60% of US total imports from Guatemala (0.62% in the first half of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 1.52% of US total imports from Guatemala (1.33% in the first half of 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Guatemala in the first half of 2017 over the first half of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $93.4 million;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - an increase of $44.0 million;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $20.6 million;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $17.6 million;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - an increase of $7.7 million.

The largest declines in US imports from Guatemala in the first half of 2017 over the first half of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Sugars and sugar confectionery (HS code 17) - a decrease of $33.0 million;
  • Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin (HS code 71) - a decrease of $28.8 million.
US imports from Guatemala in the first half of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in first-half 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in first-half 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in first-half 2017
over first-half 2016
(%)
01 Live animals 11.2 0.00 10.39.18
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 16,408.5 0.71 10,735.352.85
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0.0 0.00 59.1-100.00
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 97.3 0.00 51.090.92
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 26,129.9 1.13 22,552.715.86
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 106,015.4 4.57 98,289.97.86
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 801,637.5 34.59 708,244.513.19
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 205,665.2 8.87 161,625.327.25
10 Cereals 30.9 0.00 35.3-12.48
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 209.7 0.01 144.445.17
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 11,473.7 0.50 12,090.0-5.10
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 67.5 0.00 35.390.95
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 321.5 0.01 379.6-15.29
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 754.2 0.03 1,079.8-30.15
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 4,303.0 0.19 4,793.6-10.24
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 52,920.9 2.28 85,928.4-38.41
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 835.8 0.04 303.0175.87
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 2,755.5 0.12 2,675.42.99
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 23,847.5 1.03 23,210.22.75
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 10,280.3 0.44 8,590.819.67
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 21,320.5 0.92 24,421.6-12.70
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 0.0 0.00 85.9-100.00
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 4,576.2 0.20 1,409.7224.63
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 56.4 0.00 6.0832.51
26 Ores, slag and ash 142.2 0.01 30.1372.87
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 55,948.5 2.41 35,311.958.44
29 Organic chemicals 4,013.4 0.17 2,945.436.26
30 Pharmaceutical products 376.9 0.02 390.4-3.45
31 Fertilizers 5.9 0.00 2.5135.75
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 2,526.8 0.11 154.31,537.94
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 1,904.6 0.08 1,488.227.98
34 Soap, organic surface-active agents, washing preparations, lubricating preparations, artificial waxes, prepared waxes, polishing or scouring preparations, candles and similar articles, modeling pastes, "dental waxes" and dental preparations with a basis of plaster 3,265.0 0.14 3,618.2-9.76
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 11.6 0.00 13.4-13.52
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 204.9 0.01 882.0-76.77
39 Plastics and articles thereof 10,274.7 0.44 10,632.0-3.36
40 Rubber and articles thereof 12,702.7 0.55 8,663.946.62
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 15,766.5 0.68 9,551.965.06
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 17,045.5 0.74 19,633.0-13.18
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 79.2 0.00 78.11.41
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 1,195.3 0.05 913.430.87
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 35.4 0.00 273.0-87.03
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 22.7 0.00 4.5404.15
52 Cotton 201.1 0.01 76.7162.32
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 0.0 0.00 16.5-100.00
54 Man-made filaments 3,645.6 0.16 2,800.730.17
55 Man-made staple fibers 149.0 0.01 346.5-56.99
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 496.2 0.02 1,456.5-65.93
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 586.1 0.03 631.6-7.21
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 84.2 0.00 40.4108.17
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 1.3 0.00 0.0
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 1,048.0 0.05 488.8114.40
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 571,947.3 24.68 577,552.3-0.97
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 136,314.2 5.88 139,551.7-2.32
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 8,833.2 0.38 9,182.5-3.80
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 6,344.5 0.27 5,073.425.06
65 Headgear and parts thereof 503.8 0.02 190.6164.29
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 1.3 0.00 5.9-77.81
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 6.2 0.00 32.6-81.01
69 Ceramic products 283.5 0.01 143.697.49
70 Glass and glassware 268.3 0.01 213.925.44
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 96,102.7 4.15 124,863.9-23.03
72 Iron and steel 22,266.4 0.96 4,707.6372.98
73 Articles of iron or steel 3,442.4 0.15 2,907.818.39
74 Copper and articles thereof 810.6 0.03 452.479.20
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 10,617.4 0.46 5,372.897.61
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 9.6 0.00 8.216.95
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 21.4 0.00 13.064.59
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 2,755.8 0.12 5,752.4-52.09
85 Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles 1,175.6 0.05 610.192.70
86 Railway or tramway locomotives, rolling-stock and parts thereof; railway or tramway track fixtures and fittings and parts thereof; mechanical (including electro-mechanical) traffic signalling equipment of all kinds 366.3 0.02 141.7158.53
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 116.9 0.01 240.8-51.47
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 16.3-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 3,791.9 0.16 4,235.4-10.47
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 6.2 0.00 0.0
94 Furniture; bedding, mattresses, mattress supports, cushions and similar stuffed furnishings; lamps and lighting fittings, not elsewhere specified or included; illuminated sign illuminated nameplates and the like; prefabricated buildings 559.7 0.02 708.8-21.04
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 3,797.2 0.16 1,956.894.05
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 1,880.0 0.08 1,746.27.66
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 574.7 0.02 234.2145.39
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce